On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Dakota County region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 15% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 206 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 44% of the available leases in the Dakota County are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1996 and are Class B.